DNR Enforcement Actions
Posted: 10/18/2012

DES MOINES — The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions. The following are only briefs; copies of enforcement actions, including the full, original orders and contact information, are available on the DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/AboutDNR/EnforcementActions.aspx.

 

Administrative Orders

Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Butler County

Boerderij De Veldhoek, LLC

Pay $8,500 penalty for manure stockpiling and land application violations.

Cedar County

Pet Memories, Inc. 

Cease the unauthorized burial of dead animal carcasses at its property and pay $10,000 penalty.

Iowa County

Jai Santoshi Ma, Inc. and Bhupen Patel, Williamsburg

Address potential environmental and health hazards associated with asbestos at a building demolition site. 

Johnson County

James F. Riggan, dba Clear Creek Mobile Home Park, Tiffin

Pay $5,000 penalty for water supply violations at Clear Creek Mobile Home Park. Also required to submit $125 in fees.

Mills County

Trajet Products, Inc., Glenwood

Pay $4,000 penalty for failure to comply with air quality permit (Title V Operating Permit Program) requirements.

 

 

Consent Orders

A consent order is issued as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

 

Black Hawk County

Deere & Company, dba John Deere Foundry, Waterloo

Pay $10,000 penalty for air quality permitting violations. The penalty has been paid.

Des Moines County       

Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC, Burlington

Continue remediation efforts at its Burlington site and pay $10,000 penalty.

Fremont County

City of Riverton

Submit National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) renewal application and pay $800 penalty for failure to timely apply to renew an NPDES permit.

Henry County

Air Advantage, Inc.

Pay $7,500 penalty and $2,940 in restitution for discharge of chemical spray into a water of the state.

Iowa County

Thomas Chris Dodge, Parnell

Schedule for the removal of waste tires from property.  Stipulated penalties for non-compliance.

Jones County

Eastern Iowa Regional Utility Service Systems, Center Junction

Pay $800 penalty for failure to timely apply to renew a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

Linn County

Kleiman Construction, Inc. & Seedorff Masonry, Inc., Cedar Rapids

Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state and pay $500 penalty.

O’Brien County

James George

Discontinue open burning of solid wastes, properly remove any solid wastes remaining on site and pay $3,500 penalty.

Polk County

Des Moines Independent Community School District

Pay $5,000 penalty for asbestos violations for a renovation project at McCombs Middle School. The penalty has been paid.

 

Mid-Iowa Plaza LLC, Bondurant
Order sets forth continuing care obligations for solid waste burial site at the former Environmental Reclamation and Recycling LLC facility in Bondurant and contains a $10,000 penalty.

 

Poweshiek County

Modulex U.S. Manufacturing LLC, dba Image First, LLC, Grinnell

Pay $3,900 penalty to resolve violations of air quality permitting and recordkeeping requirements.

 

Sac County

City of Lake View

Comply with Iowa law regarding operation of city tree and tree trimming burn site, properly remove all unauthorized solid waste from the site and pay $8,500 penalty.

 

Washington County

Twin-State, Inc., dba Liqui-Grow, Washington

Pay $10,000 penalty for illegal discharge of chemicals from its facility.

Woodbury County

Nutra-Flo Company, Sioux City

Pay $10,000 penalty for air quality construction permit violations. The penalty has been paid.

 

Consent Amendments
A consent amendment is issued in settlement of a previous administrative order or to amend a pre‚Äźexisting consent order. A consent amendment indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Fayette County

Shane Rechkemmer, Oelwein

This amends a 2011 administrative order with a requirement to remove solid waste, and to pay a $1,000 penalty and stipulated penalties for any future non-compliance. The order settles an existing appeal.

 

Jasper County

City of Mingo

This amends a 2010 consent order to revise a wastewater implementation schedule.

 

Montgomery County

City of Elliott

This amends a 2011 consent order to revise a wastewater implementation schedule and stipulate penalties for not following the schedule.